Diego Medina, Aurora, 2009. Courtesy BRAC
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a culturally diverse, nonprofit multi-arts organization that provides a forum for community, artists, and youth to transform creativity into vision. Our education, exhibitions, artist studios, and presenting programs cultivate leadership in an urban environment as well as stewardship of our natural resource—the Bronx River.
For more than twenty years, we’ve filled the West Farms community of the Bronx with art and environmental experiences. Our programs are designed to encourage our residents to engage in creative activism toward the revitalization and future of their neighborhood.
Our education program offers youth programs after school and on Saturdays. Professional artists teach the classes, which include painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, and more. This program has become known for its deft curatorial vision and its ability to produce ambitious, energetic exhibitions with ingenuity and immediacy. The gallery exposes various paradigms of contemporary art to the litmus test of a local Bronx community and the cultural, economic, and social landscape that defines it.
Through our performing arts productions, our local West Farms community is exposed to an eclectic mix of cutting-edge talent from the Bronx and beyond. This series of performances embraces popular, contemporary, experimental and classical music, dance, performance art, and poetry.